The stay at home guide to eating your way through Stonnington
Published on 16 September 2021
With spring weather in abundance, there comes a new joy for the way we eat, drink and celebrate.
Memories of spring take us back to the scent of the neighbour’s barbecue wafting into the backyard, fruit trees filled with a blossom of lemons and oranges, and longer dinners in the outdoors as we ease into longer and warmer nights.
While the sun is out, here’s how you can step into Spring and eat your way through some of Stonnington’s finest produce from the comfort of your home.
In the pantry
YV Caviar Smoked Salmon Pearls at Morning Market
Yarra Valley’s Atlantic smoked salmon pearls are no easy feat. After being smoked for 72 hours with premium Australian sea salt, the dish is then cold smoked a minimum of three times using a local mountain ash hardwood. The result is a delicious mild smokey flavour that pairs perfectly with your next charcuterie board.
579 High St, Prahran
Hummus by Tom Sarafian at Baker Bleu
The hummus that has got everyone talking is in stock on the shelves at Baker Bleu in Prahran. Tom Sarafian’s hummus takes three days to make and is delicious served however you fancy. Eat it straight from the jar, enjoy it on your favourite crackers or spread a dollop on your next meal.
Baker Bleu Hawksburn
Shop 3/546 Malvern Rd, Prahran
Sausage rolls and pies at Millstone Patisserie
Down in Malvern, Millstone Patisserie’s slow braised beef pies and sausage rolls make the perfect addition to this year’s Grand Final Day. You can’t go past options like the spinach, lemon & ricotta sausage roll with millstone puff pastry.
10A Claremont Avenue, Malvern
Fresh croissants and baguettes from Chez Paul
Romanticise your morning with a stroll down to Chez Paul down in South Yarra. Start with a takeaway coffee made from Industry Beans, and take home freshly baked buttery croissants and crusty baguettes to enjoy for breakfast.
667 Chapel Street, South Yarra
Grazing boxes from Alison’s Corner Shop
Long afternoons in the backyard or on the balcony are best complimented with snacks. From Alison’s Corner Shop down in Prahran, pre-order a grazing box for the weekend and enjoy an offering of fresh baguettes, pork pies, and all your favourites from the charcuterie board.
Alison’s Corner Shop
53 Izett Street, Prahran
On the barbecue
Marinated lamb with Peter Bouchier
Peter Bouchier is home to high quality and free range cuts of meat – perfect for a day on the barbecue. Choose from options like their marinated lamb cutlets which are a tender combination of sweet and sticky. To be enjoyed by the whole family, pop into their Toorak or Malvern locations to get the best advice from your local butcher.
551 Malvern Road, Toorak
110-122 Wattletree Rd, Malvern
Pulled pork with Neil’s Meats
Keeping busy down at Prahran Market, Neil’s Meats is home to a wide range of grass-fed beef, lamb, pork and veal. For the home cook, pick up their boneless pork shoulder and try your hand at their recipe for spiced pulled pork sliders with red slaw.
163 Commercial Road, South Yarra
Crispy fried chicken with Cannings Butcher
With locations all across Stonnington including Malvern, South Yarra, and Toorak, get your free range produce in store or delivered to your door. For lovers of fried chicken, try Canning’s delicious recipe for crispy oven baked ‘fried chicken’ drumettes. For a spicy kick, add a honey soy sauce for a Korean fried twist.
195 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern
G-008, 670 Chapel St, South Yarra
Shop 12, Tok H Centre, 459 Toorak Rd, Toorak
From the deli
Homemade salads from Stocked Food Store
With the changing of the seasons means a new selection of produce to incorporate into your salads. Plus, no barbecue is complete without a colourful side salad. Stocked Food Store is home to a huge range of imaginative salads. Try something new like the pear, rocket, pecan & goats cheese salad, or opt for a classic Greek salad.
Stocked Food Store
130 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern
549 Malvern Rd, Toorak
Cheese galore at Gum Tree Good Food
Whatever you put on your water cracker, don’t forget the cheese! Gum Tree Good Food’s cheese section is home to a delicious range of local and international cheese from triple cream brie to Meredith marinated goat cheese.
Gum Tree Good Food
114 Toorak Road, South Yarra
Craft liquor at the Bottle House
If you’re looking to try something new this season, South Yarra’s craft liquor store, Bottle House, has a top-notch range of bottled wine perfect for any occasion. With the incoming warmer weather, now is the perfect time to try a new region or estate.
3c/199 Toorak Rd, South Yarra
Bottled cocktails at Borsch, Vodka and Tears
Borsch, Vodka and Tears' takeaway cocktail window is shaking together bottled cocktails for you to enjoy at home. Enjoy expert mixes like lychee martinis and bloody marys. All you need to prepare is a chilled glass to enjoy your drink in!
Borsch, Vodka and Tears
173 Chapel Street, Windsor
Cakes, pastries and gelato from Fleischers Cakes
Home to some of Stonnington’s favourite cakes, pastries and gelato – Fleischers Cakes is your one stop shop to pick up some desserts. From flakey Nutella pastries to mini danishes and doughnuts, these sugary delights are perfect for the whole family.
96 Glenferrie Road, Malvern
Sweet delights at Windsor Deli
From doughnuts to meringues, Windsor’s local café, is home to all your favourite sweet treats. The perfect addition to your morning coffee or after lunch snack.
33 Hornby Street, Windsor
Fruity gelato at Fritz Gelato
With Spring officially marking the season for sorbet weather, try a scoop of organic, Italian-style ice cream from Fritz Gelato at Prahran Market. Treat yourself to a take home tub, and enjoy fruity flavours like
163 Commercial Road, South Yarra
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